Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Book 34 of my 2017 Reading Challenge
read from June 6 - 27

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

Summary (via the book jacket)
The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays.
In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex, and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul and stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh.
Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend - an unforgettable and fun adventure you wish could last forever. Whether she's experiencing lust at first sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her boot camp instructor's secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller who will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably - but only because it's over.

My Opinion
As with most memoirs, if you enjoy the person you will enjoy the book.  I'm a fan of Amy Schumer's so I enjoyed this book.

I especially related to the part about her being an introvert even though people don't believe her when she says it.

A Few Quotes from the Book
"Social media is a great tool for all of us introverts and decent people alike as it speeds up the time between thinking someone is great and realizing they're the worst."

"Anyway, the lesson here is don't combine alcohol, Ambien, and weed on the same day that you take a marathon bike ride, find out your dad's will to live has been restored, and watch a heartbreaking episode of  Girls that hits way too close to home. If you learn one thing from this book, let it be that."

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